My work has a reward system, and now I can get one of these 7 bikes free. I should only really count 5 of them, because one is just called the Gary Fisher mountain bike (no model or anything) and the other is called the Fuji Leisure bike. Again, no model name, unless that's it.
Here they are. The websites show comparisons and stats or writeups on the bikes. The fisherbike pages show the marlin, wahoo and tarpon first, then I changed out the marlin for the capitola. When I went to the Fuji site, I couldn't find the sundance, so I just included the writeups on it and the leisure bike.
I'll mainly be riding on the street and sidewalks, so my main enemy will be curbs. My biggest priority is to NOT be bending rims, followed closely be being comfortable on multi-mile rides. I would like to be able to go beat the thing silly from time to time, as well. I want to get the best quality components that I can so that I don't have to worry about things breaking or wearing out due to being low quality. I know that at this price range, things won't be made of titanium and diamonds, but I want to avoid getting something that will be more of a headache than it is fun.
Thanks for taking the time to help out a completely new guy. Hopefully, with everybodies help, I can get the right bike and start something that could turn out to be a lot of fun, a way to meet new people, and get some great exercise as well.
Gary Fisher Mountain Bike
Sundance 4500 DS With single-pivot, dual suspension, 24-speed twist-grip shifters, and a Shimano® derailleur, this mountain bike sails over rough turf. 19" men's frame. Color of bike may vary.
Fuji Leisure Bike
Spend lazy days coasting through the park on Fuji's leisure bike. Canti-Leisure comfort frame, Tush-Cush seat with spring suspension seat post, and front-end suspension make riders feel like they're cruising on a cloud. Color of bike may vary. 21 speed. 19" men's frame or 17" ladies' frame.
Fuji Mountain Bike
Tear up the trails on Fuji's rugged Sundance 2000 FS 21-speed mountain bike. Its no-nonsense design's front suspension, Shimano® rear derailleur, and twist-grip shifters allow effortless handling in tricky conditions. Color of bike may vary. Men's 19" frame or Ladies' 17" frame.